Coin of Smyrna with busts of Augustus and Livia, struck under Dionysius Collybas

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about 10 B.C. (?)

Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.28 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Jugate busts of Augustus, laureate, and Livia, diademed, to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Aphrodite Stratonikis stands facing, holding scepter in right hand. Left hand rests on column and supports statuette of Nike holding wreath.
At right, dove to left. Monogram below 
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour